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Each week, host Kevin O'Shea interviews people about some of the most fascinating aspects of life in Japan. Topics such as culture, music, history, as well as living and working in Japan are covered. If you're interested in traveling or working in Japan or love anime, manga and want to know more about how cool Japan can be, than the Just Japan Podcast is for you.

Each week, host Kevin O'Shea interviews people about some of the most fascinating aspects of life in Japan. Topics such as culture, music, history, as well as living and working in Japan are covered. If you're interested in traveling or working in Japan or love anime, manga and want to know more about how cool Japan can be, than the Just Japan Podcast is for you.
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Each week, host Kevin O'Shea interviews people about some of the most fascinating aspects of life in Japan. Topics such as culture, music, history, as well as living and working in Japan are covered. If you're interested in traveling or working in Japan or love anime, manga and want to know more about how cool Japan can be, than the Just Japan Podcast is for you.

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Just Japan Podcast 201: Reporter Leavin on a Jet Plane - with Adam Walsh

6/16/2019
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After several years working as a reporter for NHK news, returning guest, Adam Walsh will return to Canada to continue his journalism career there. Adam talks about some of the highlights of his time covering Japan as a journalist and what its like to live and work Japan. Home of the podcast: https://justjapanstuff.com/ Twitter: @madformaple Facebook: http://facebook.com/justjapanstuff

Duration:00:41:28

Just Japan Podcast 200: --Party-- 200 Episodes

5/19/2019
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200 episodes! Past guests join Kevin to chat about 200 episodes of the Just Japan Podcast! Join in the fun! Trivia and silliness are the order of the day! Podcast page: http://justjapanstuff.com Twitter: @madformaple Facebook: http://facebook.com/justjapanstuff

Duration:01:38:28

Just Japan Podcast 199: Japanese Whiskey with Brian Ashcraft

5/12/2019
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What's the deal with Japanese whiskey? Why has it become so famous? Is it really that good? In this episode of the JJP, we chat with writer Brian Ashcraft about the history of whiskey in Japan. We also chat about his work with Kotaku, the Japan Times and the books he's written. Home of the podcast: https://justjapanstuff.com/ Twitter: @madformaple Facebook: http://facebook.com/justjapanstuff

Duration:00:36:47

Just Japan Podcast 198: How to Snag a University Job

5/5/2019
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What does it take to get a university job in Japan? This week we chat with university instructor PeeJay. He talks about the qualifications you need to work in Japanese universities and how to find work. Get ready, episode 200 is coming soon! Podcast page: http://justjapanstuff.com Twitter: @madformaple Facebook: http://facebook.com/justjapanstuff

Duration:01:12:15

Just Japan Podcast 197: Eric Meal Time

4/28/2019
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Like Japanese food? Wanna see lots of it on YouTube? This week, in Episode 197, we chat with Eric Berg, aka, Ericsurf6 of YouTube fame! This Japan-based food vlogger has seen a great deal of success over the years on YouTube and his channel is going stronger than ever. If you like Japan and food, then you'll enjoy this interview! Podcast page: http://justjapanstuff.com Twitter: @madformaple Facebook: http://facebook.com/justjapanstuff

Duration:00:44:04

Just Japan Podcast 196: 10 Years Back in Time

4/21/2019
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This week on the Just Japan Podcast we have a special treat. You get to listen to two chats Kevin had with regular guest PeeJay from 10 years ago! These chats are from their old collaborative YouTube channel, Two Beers in Asia. Next week, Kevin will be back with a regular and up-to-date interview! Podcast page: http://justjapanstuff.com Twitter: @madformaple Facebook: http://facebook.com/justjapanstuff

Duration:00:27:35

Just Japan Podcast 195 - Impossible to Imagine

4/13/2019
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In this episode, we chat with Kyoto, Japan-based filmmaker, Felicity Tillack about her full-length film, Impossible to Imagine which is set in Kyoto, Japan. We discuss this exciting project as well as other fascinating creative projects she has worked on in the past. Podcast page: http://justjapanstuff.com Twitter: @madformaple Facebook: http://facebook.com/justjapanstuff

Duration:00:42:43

Just Japan Podcast 194: Catching Up! (The Lost Episode)

4/7/2019
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In Episode 194, Kevin catches up with long time friends of the show, Andrew Higgins and Mully! They catch up and chat about what they are currently doing in Japan. It's been awhile and we're happy to be back. Home of the podcast: http://justjapanstuff.com Twitter: @madformaple New Podcast: Making Better Teachers Podcast http://makingbetterteachers.com

Duration:00:52:49

Just Japan Podcast 192: Updates and New Podcast

1/20/2019
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In this update edition of the Just Japan Podcast, Kevin fills you in on where he has been and why you haven't heard the JJP in some time. He also talks about his new podcast all about education, the Making Better Teachers Podcast. Making Better Teachers Podcast: http://makingbetterteachers.com Twitter: @madformaple

Duration:00:30:27

Just Japan Podcast 192: Typhoon Pummels Japan

9/9/2018
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In JJP 192, Kevin chats with Earth Uncut TV's James Reynolds and Kansai Pee Jay about the recent typhoon (Typhoon Jebi - Typhoon 21) that smashed into the Kansai region of Japan. This was the most powerful and destructive typhoon to hit the Kansai region of Japan in the past 50 years. Both James and Pee Jay experienced the typhoon first hand and share those experiences with you folks! Just Japan Podcast: http://justjapanstuff.com Twitter:...

Duration:00:30:21

Just Japan Podcast 191: Japanese Versus International Schools

7/31/2018
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In JJP 191, host Kevin O'Shea chats with the podcast's youngest guest, 8-year-old Kai (the host's son) about his experiences as a young student in Japanese elementary school versus an international school. Kai completed kindergarten and one semester of Grade One in Japan. He just finished his Grade One year at a large IB/PYP international school in Beijing. What are the differences in the eyes of a kid? What did he like about each school and how do they compare? Just Japan...

Duration:00:25:12

Just Japan Podcast 190: Summer Break

7/22/2018
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In JJP 190, Kevin gives some updates while on summer holiday in Canada. There will be no regular episodes of the Just Japan Podcast until August 2018. New Twitter home: @madformaple http://twitter.com/madformaple New Japan Instagram feed: @japannightscenes http://instagram.com/japannightscenes Facebook: http://facebook.com/justjapanstuff Home http://justjapanstuff.com

Duration:00:10:53

Just Japan Podcast 189: Osaka Earthquake

6/19/2018
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In JJP 189, host Kevin O'Shea talks about his experience with the Osaka Earthquake. Kevin and his family flew into Osaka from Beijing the night before the earthquake to start their summer vacation. He also discusses an appearance on The Weather Channel Podcast talking about the quake, plans while in Kobe for two weeks and the upcoming Just Japan Podcast meet up in Kobe, Japan! Follow the podcast on Twitter: @madformaple Instagram: @jlandkev Facebook:...

Duration:00:19:22

Just Japan Podcast 188: Uncanny Japan

6/12/2018
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In JJP 188, Kevin O'Shea chats with acclaimed horror (and all things Japan-creepy) writer Thersa Matsuura about her writing as well as her podcast, Uncanny Japan. Thersa researches and writes about the darker side of Japan. She was nominated by the Horror Writer's Association for a 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection for her book, "The Carp-Faced Boy and Other Tales." She created the Uncanny Japan podcast to share her dark tales of Japan with people around...

Duration:01:01:53

Just Japan Podcast 187: Fun in Japan...Then and Now

5/25/2018
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In JJP187, host Kevin chats about entertaining yourself in Japan, "way back when" versus now! Returning guests Andrew Higgins and Pee Jay talk about the different things they did for fun when they first arrived in Japan and their first few years in the country versus now. As you become more used to Japan and your life interests change, the things you do for fun change as well. Join the crew for a really fun conversation as well as a bonus story at the end of the podcast. Home of the...

Duration:01:14:23

Just Japan Podcast 186: Successes and Mistakes in Japan

5/22/2018
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In JJP 186, host Kevin O'Shea reflects on some aspects of his time in Japan (solo episode this week). What were some mistakes he made while dealing with work and Japanese culture in general? Kevin also makes a counter to episode 184 (negative in Japan) and highlights a couple of friends who are happy and successful in Japan. Just Japan Podcast home online: http://justjapanstuff.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/justjapanstuff Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlandkev (@jlandkev)

Duration:00:44:31

Just Japan Podcast 185: True Crime in Japan

5/12/2018
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In JJP 185, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Mike Cash, host of the Hanzai Podcast, a podcast about crime in Japan. The Hanzai Podcast is a weekly roundup of crime stories from around Japan as well as in-depth episodes about major crimes in Japan. If you like Japan and have an interest in true crime podcasts, you'll like the Hanzai Podcast. http://justjapanstuff.com/ Podcast Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/justjapanstuff Twitter: @jlandkev

Duration:01:05:35

Just Japan Podcast 184: Negative in Japan

5/2/2018
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In JJP 184 Kevin chats with returning guest Mully about negative foreigners in Japan. Whether living in Japan for a short time or long-term, you will inevitably run into negative foreigners. They seem to be the kind of people who complain about everything and are never happy. They also really seem to really dislike it when people say, "If you don't like Japan, then leave!" they also talk about more uplifting and positive aspects of being a Gaijin in Japan. Just Japan Stuff (the home of the...

Duration:01:08:34

Just Japan Podcast 183: Changing Seasons, Food and More

4/8/2018
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IN JJP 183, Kevin chats with Tom from @BeingKansai on Twitter. @BeingKansai is probably the best source of cultural news and events going on in the Kansai region of Japan. If you are in Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, etc. and are not sure what to do on any given weekend, @BeingKansai will give you lots of ideas! Tom and Kevin discuss the end of Hanami season in Japan as well as the various seasonal changes. With the changing weather comes new festivals, cultural events, and seasonal food! Home of the...

Duration:00:50:42

Just Japan Podcast 182: Japan to Beijing

3/28/2018
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In JJP 182, host Kevin O'Shea answers some listener questions about life in Beijing, China. After nearly 10 years of living and working in Japan, Kevin moved to Beijing last summer with his family for work. What is it like to live in China's capital city? What are the differences between Beijing and Kobe, Japan? This episode is a solo show, a little different than usual, but something you'll enjoy! Home of the Just Japan...

Duration:00:37:36